Koryu Goju Ryu Karate Jutsu Book 2 - Heinrich Büttner - ebook

Koryu Goju Ryu Karate Jutsu Book 2 ebook

Heinrich Büttner



Volume 2 explains the Ju Gata Seienchin, Seipai and Kururunfa, as well as some selected Bunkai. Bo-Jitsu Kumi Bo Ichi and Bo-Jitsu Ufugusuku no Kon and the Kata Tokuyama no Tonfa complete Band 2 of this series.

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My special thanks go to my teachers Dr. Hokama Tetsuhiro, Gakiya Yoshiaki, Yogi Jyusei, Patrick McCarthy, Koda Toshio, and Jean-Paul Bindel. They taught and supported me over several decades during my trials and tribulations of learning and practicing Karate and Kobujutsu. I could have never achieved so much without the help and support of my teachers.

I also thank my students especially Tanja Ganzenmüller and Goran Mesic, who stood with words and deeds by my side during the development of this book.

My special thanks go to my Mother. Without her I would not have started with Karate and would have not progressed on my way.

Last not least a big thank you to Amelie who edited the text.

Heinrich Büttner, August 2018

Notice of liability:

Please notice that the author and editor of this book are not liable for any kind of injuries which might have occurred during practicing the techniques and/or the applications. The here described physical activities can be strenuous it is therefore important to seek medical advice before carrying out any form of training.


Preface by the Author

Preface by Alfred Heubeck

Preface by Patrick McCarthy

New Stamps with Karate-Designs in Okinawa

The origin of the Goju-Ryû Kata

Kata Seienchin






Selected Bunkai of Kata Seienchin

選択分解 型制引戦

Application of Steps 2 to 6 (Version 1)

Application of Steps 2 to 6 (Version 2)

Application of Steps 20 to 21

Application of Steps 22 to 23 (Version 1)

Application of Steps 22 to 23 (Version 2)

Application of Steps 46 to 49

Application of Steps 50 to 54

Kata Seipai




Selected Bunkai of Kata Seipai

選択分解 型十八

Application of Steps 2 to 6

Application of Steps 7 to 13

Application of Steps 14 to 18

Application of Steps 19 to 28

Application of Steps 29 to 32

Application of Steps 33 to 44

Application of Steps 45 to 50

Kata Kururunfa




Selected Bunkai of Kata Kururunfa

選択分解 型久留頓破

Application of Steps 2 to 9

Application of Steps 10 to 18

Application of Steps 19 to 37

Application of Steps 46 to 53

Bō-Jitsu Kumi Bō Ichi


Kata Tokuyama no Tonfa


Bo-Jitsu Ufugusuku no Kon


Ōshiro Chōjo


(1888 ~ 1935)



About the Author


Preface by the Author

Another book on Karate by this author? Well yes, I did write this 2nd book at the request of my students.

In Book 1, Kata Sanchin and Kata Saifa were explained in detail, as well as selected Bunkai plus Kihon Bō Kata. Book 2 will explain Kata Seienchin, as well as the Kata Seipai, Kata Kururunfa, Bō Kata Kumi Bō Ichi, and Tonfa Kata Tokuyama no Tonfa (from the grandfather of Dr Hokama Tetsuhiro). I will also detail Ufugusuku no Kon, which Tokuyama Seiken had learned directly from Ōshiro Chōjo.

The origin of the Goju-Ryû’s Katas was always in a lot of doubt. Now recent research proves that they were not brought from Fuzhou to Okinawa by Higaonna Kanryo. I will explain this in more detail in the individual Katas.

I wish all readers lots of fun while reading this book.

Heinrich Büttner

Preface by Alfred Heubeck

Dear friends of Okinawa martial arts

During the course of many years, I have kept meeting Heinrich at the most diverse and challenging training courses, from diverse martial arts masters. I have seen the diligence with which he has worked to achieve mastery in numerous Karate styles, and how he is constantly willing to learn more. This has allowed him to become a master in Kobudo and Kyusho. It is this search for authentic Karate which also led him to Okinawa. Here he not only studied the history of Karate in its birthplace, but it is here where he found his sensei Hokama Tetsuhiro. Regular trips take him again and again to Japan, to his teacher, in order to extend his knowledge and capabilities.

I especially admire how, on the one hand Heinrich is able to retain the treasures of traditional techniques and basics of the martial arts, and yet on the other hand he develops these further with modern aspects. He leaves showy bits aside and allows the essentials to have their well-earned space.

Both his books offer, to the discerning reader, the possibility to extend their historical knowledge and to study the basics of Goju-Ryû as well as Okinawa-Karate. Kobudo with Bō and Tonfa are also demonstrated which together establish the connection to classic Karate.

His emphasis on connecting principles together, makes his books not only interesting to followers of Goju-Ryû but to all martial artists who cherish the tradition and who have an open mind to new developments.

I wish for many more mutual training courses and fruitful conversations with my sparring friend Heinrich. I wish him great success with this book.

Alfred Heubeck

Preface by Patrick McCarthy

Heinrich Büttner has been a police officer but is now retired. He originates from Bamberg, Germany, and began his training there in 1974. He has now dedicated himself to the study and the perfection of Okinawan martial arts for over 45 years.

I have known the author for more than 20 years and enjoy his friendship. During this time I have got to know Heinrich as someone who, with a lot of dedication, practises the traditional Okinawa martial arts.

It was extremely good luck that we both taught in the same Dojo in Munich. I know how highly he is respected by his students, as well as in the community he works in.

As a former leading member of the IRKRS (International Ryukyu Karate-jutsu Research Society), Heinrich spent a lot of time researching the history and the application of these martial arts, and in connection with this he also learnt the culture and folklore from which these martial arts derived.

He travelled many times to Okinawa in order to learn and research more about the art of Karate and Kobudo. Under the watchful eye of Grand-master Hokama Tetsuhiro he learnt Goju-Ryû and with Master Gakiya Yoshiaki he studied Matayoshi Kobudo. In connection with his love for the martial arts, he has also developed a passion for the study of historical, technical, and educational aspects of these disciplines. It is therefore not surprising to learn that he speaks Japanese and is also very respected as a calligrapher in Shodō 書道.

This book “Koryu Goju-Ryû Karate Jutsu - Ju Kata” (古流剛柔流唐手術 - 柔型) is the second publication by the author. It concerns itself with the Karate images on stamps in Okinawa, as well as numerous Kata exercises of the Goju-Ryû (Seienchin, Seipai and Kururunfa, etc.). In addition there is also a chapter about weapons of the Kobudo and a bibliography of the Grand Master Ōshiro Chōjo (大城朝恕, 1888 ~ 1935).

Over the years I have really enjoyed working with Heinrich Sensei on several projects. This new book impressed me immensely and I hope it will you two.

Patrick McCarthy

マカシー パトリック

Hanshi 9th Dan


Australian Black Belt Hall of Fame 2000

Canadian Black Belt Hall of Fame 2012

International Ryukyu Karate-jutsu Research Society, est. 1988



Fugen JikkôDon’t waste words, just act

© Author

New Stamps with Karate-Designs in Okinawa

On the occasion of the opening of the Okinawa Karate Kaikan on March 4th 2017, the Japanese post office issued 10 stamps in Tomigusuku 854-1, Tomigusuku-shi, Okinawa Prefecture. The stamps depict 10 Karate masters, who represent the style of Uechi-Ryu, Goju-Ryû, Ryuei-Ryu, Shorin-Ryu and Kobayashi. Three of the stamps bear the prints of Masters of Kobudo. These are on the 52-yen stamps.

In detail:

Uechi-Ryu: TOMOYOSE Ryuko, Hanshi 10. Dan, 友寄 隆宏, 範士十段

Goju-Ryû: HICHIYA Yoshio, Hanshi 10. Dan, 比知屋 義夫, 範士十段

Uechi-Ryu: UEHARA Takenobu, Hanshi 10. Dan, 上原 武信, 範士十段

Uechi-Ryu: ASATO Nobuhide, Hanshi 10. Dan, 安里 信秀, 範士十段

Kobudo: Nakamoto Masahiro, Hanshi 10. Dan, 仲本 政博, 範士十段

Kobudo: IHA Kotaru, Hanshi 10. Dan, 伊波 光太郎, 範士十段